Incredible opportunity inexplicably passed over
By Alice Lynton on August 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm
A campaign to see Donal Gibson, brother to the man who originally played Mad Max, lend his voice to Avalanche Software’s new game has ended in failure.
The actor and a friend of his, Urban Legend director Jamie Blanks, got in touch with Ausgamers a few weeks ago after the site began a successful movement to put an Australian actor in the role. The pair volunteered Gibson for the role and provided a voice sample which was pretty convincing.
Fans responded by posting to Avalanche Software’s various public fronts, including Twitter, Facebook and forums, expressing their support for the potential casting. Unfortunately, Gibson and Banks later confirmed with Ausgamers that Avalanche politely declined the opportunity.
“We understand that Avalanche Studios would like to take a different route with the project. We wish them all the best, and every success with the Mad Max videogame,” the two said in a statement.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank the gaming community, and most especially the many fans worldwide, for their positive reaction to the voice demo and for all of their generous support. We’d like to add that we are both looking forward to our new projects in the future. Many Thanks!”
It sounds like somebody else has already signed on for the job.Mad Max is expected in 2014.